A Day in the Life: Florida Instructional League 9/19/13
by, 09-20-2013 at 12:47 PM (1039 Views)
So having my office closed on Thursday's does have it's perks and one being that I can sneak over Hammond Stadium and the rest of the Complex here in Fort Myers. Yesterday, I made it over early (8am) beating most of the players and coaches to the complex as they arrive between 8-8:30am before they have to be ready to start by 9am. There were no games scheduled for the day which when they do involves scrimmages against the Red Sox (Ft. Myers), Rays (Port Charlotte), and Orioles (Sarasota). Instead it was camp day so all players were at the complex and participating in drills.
At 9am, hitters reported to the cages under Hammond Stadium which is fully accessible to the public to view, watching players take early morning cuts I did notice something unique. In addition to the Twins players on the roster, there were five players from the Kia Tigers of the Korea Professional Baseball League present in camp. Three positional players, two of which were middle infielders and two pitchers (J. Park, and H. Lee)